The Mission Statement
The mission of the Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society (PBATS) is to serve as an educational resource for the Major League and Minor League Baseball athletic trainers. PBATS serves its members by providing for the continued education of the athletic trainer as it relates to the profession, helping to improve their understanding of sports medicine so as to better promote the health of the constituency— professional baseball players. PBATS also serves as a resource to educate those outside the professional baseball athletic trainer community about the profession and about the athletic trainer’s integral position within the sports medicine team.
The PBATS Education Committee serves to broaden and improve the knowledge base of the practicing athletic trainer within Major League and Minor League Baseball. This committee administers and oversees the PBATS initiatives that contribute to the continued education of the athletic trainer. The PBATS Public Affairs Committee serves to promote the society and its activities beyond the realm of the professional baseball athletic trainer. Additionally, this committee promotes communication among the PBATS membership and its Minor League Baseball affiliates. The PBATS Development Committee serves as the chief fundraising entity of the society, responsible for developing and executing revenue-generating activities to support all official programs of the society.